Voter Registration Information
Iona College encourages all students to exercise their right to vote.
The most distinguishing feature of a democratic society is the right of the citizenry to elect its representatives to government. This right is absolute, but comes with responsibilities and requires action on your part.
Registration is a simple process that involves the completing a simple voter registration application. Resources to assist you in registering to vote are provided below:
- New York State Board of Elections
- New York State Voter Registration
- New York State Vote Registration Deadlines
- New York State Absentee Ballot
- New York State League of Women Voters
- Connecticut Online Voter Registration
- New Jersey Voter Information Portal
- Vote411.org State-by-State Voter Registration Information
- Military Voting
Voting in New York
For the first time in New York State's history, all registered voters can request an absentee ballot (under the "temporary illness" excuse). If you choose to vote by absentee ballot, then there are several ways you can cast your completed, signed ballot.
- Put it in the mail ensuring it receives a postmark no later than November 3
- Drop it off at an Early Voting poll site between October 24 and November 1
- Drop it off at a poll site on November 3 by 9 p.m.
- Drop it off at your county Board of Elections Office starting September 8 through no later than November 3 by 9 p.m. (see the list of county Boards of Elections Offices)
In addition to absentee voting, New Yorkers can also take advantage of Early Voting. For nine days, from October 24 to November 1, registered voters can cast their vote in-person at an early polling site. Of course, New Yorkers can still vote in-person on Election Day, November 3, as well.
Voting in Connecticut
For the first time, all Connecticut voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot in the general election held on November 3, 2020 due to COVID-19. Just check the COVID-19 box on the application.
- Online: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
- By Mail (Received): Tuesday, October 27, 2020
- In Person: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
How do I vote absentee?
For the general election held on November 3, 2020, please use the Application for Absentee Ballot:
For an emergency ballot within 6 days of an election, please use the Emergency Application for Absentee Ballot:
Voting in New Jersey
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all registered voters will receive a mail ballot for the Tuesday, November 3, 2020 General Election. In person voting is only available on Election Day.
- By Mail: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
- In Person: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
Absentee voting is available and no excuse is required. The last day to request an absentee ballot is 7 (seven) days before the election. If returning your Mail-In Ballot in person, it must be received by your County Board of Elections before close of polls on Election Day. If returning your Mail-In Ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day and received by your County Board of Elections no later than 48 hours after the time of the closing of the polls for the election.
You may apply for a vote by mail ballot by completing an vote by mail ballot application and mailing the application to your county clerk. The application must be received by the county clerk 7 (seven) days before the election.